[Sca-cooks] OOP - Funky smell to Vietnamese Spring Roll Wrappers?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Aug 24 07:24:06 PDT 2009

Are they these:
http://www.templeofthai.com/food/noodles/springroll-3540000167.php  ?
Is it the wrappers or the packaging that smells?


Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> I picked up, for use in the Dog Days of summer, some rice-paper-type 
> spring roll wrappers, which are essentially a dry, translucent sheet 
> of pasta.
> To use them, you generally moisten them and wrap them briefly in a 
> damp towel until they're reconstituted and pliable, after which they 
> can be wrapped around any of a variety of fillings cooked or raw, and 
> either eaten immediately or fried until crispy. snipped
> The wrappers, however, had a weird smell to them upon being moistened, 
> sort of bitter, bile-like, reminiscent of... well, baby-puke. It 
> dissipated quickly and I suspect many people would not have noticed 
> (I've got a pretty sensitive nose and palate), and once they were 
> exposed to the air for a few minutes there was no problem eating them, 
> and certainly no ill effects. snipped
> Rumor has it my name is being dragged through the mud on Facebook by 
> my own flesh and blood as a purveyor of stinky spring rolls... we 
> can't have that!
> Adamantius

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